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MARY FIELD MONUMENT IN THE OLD CHURCHYARD 35 METRES SOUTH FROM CHURCH PORCH

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MARY FIELD MONUMENT IN THE OLD CHURCHYARD 35 METRES SOUTH FROM CHURCH PORCH

List entry Number: 1307660

Location

MARY FIELD MONUMENT IN THE OLD CHURCHYARD 35 METRES SOUTH FROM CHURCH PORCH, WARE ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Widford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Sep-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 160046

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TL 4115 WIDFORD WARE ROAD (north side)

5/4 Mary Field Monument in the old churchyard - 35 metres S from church porch

GV II

Monument. Circa 1792. Limestone. A tall memorial slab with curved moulded top carved with palmette urns in low relief each side. Well cut inscription 'To the Memory of Mrs Mary Field (sic) who departed this Life July 31st 1792. Aged 79 Years'. Below are the lines:

On the green hill top Hard by the Houfe of Prayer a modeft roof And not diftinguished from its neighbour town Save by a flender-tapering length of fpire The Grandame fleeps CHARLES LAMB.

Mary Field, grandmother of Charles Lamb and subject of the poem 'The Grandame', was housekeeper at Blakesware, which adjoins Widford on the NW. Part of the churchyard group.

Listing NGR: TL4129015762

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National Grid Reference: TL 41290 15762

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